Comment 2 for bug 717029

Blindly overwriting ~/.oidentd.conf with "global { reply "foo" }" is obviously uncoorperative. It deletes whatever the user wants as default or any other application wants.

Of course changing sBNC only doesn't fix that, because the others still overwrite it. They all would need to append to it (maybe wiping out their own connections, automatically identifiable by comments or other means). Someone has to start changing the behaviour, and not overwriting a users default is reason enough to do so actually.